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February 2007

DVD: Stephen King’s The Stand: Disk 2

So, having watched Disk 1 previously it was now time to watch Disk 2, which had the 3rd and 4th parts of this 1994 miniseries. The 3rd part was OK although not as good as the first 2. But then, to me at least, it just seemed to completely fall apart. Brandy says it is because they abbreviated a bit too much in comparison to the book. To me it just seemed like it was a whole lot of buildup to not much at all, and a conclusion that made the efforts of the “good guys” completely and totally pointless. Basically, the “bad guys” self-destructed in a way that seemingly was not influenced by the actions of the forces of good at all. It would have happened exactly the same way if the good folks from Boulder had just stayed home instead of going through many trials and tribulations, including the death of a variety of them. And this doesn’t even mention the completely cheesy glowing hand that had a part in the climax. Uh huh. Whatever.

Anyway, Disk 1 was OK. Disk 2, not so much. Perhaps it would indeed have been better if they had taken more time and made it an even longer mini-series. Or maybe even just spent less time on the setup and more on the resolution. I don’t know. I have not read the book, so I can’t really compare and say if I’d think the book made more sense. But the conclusion here was just sort of a head scratching “huh?”.

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